What should I eat before I run?

what should I eat before I run?What should I eat before I run? It’s an important question to answer. What and when you eat before a run can make a huge difference in how you feel during the run.

Too much of the wrong thing, too soon before the run, can make you feel sick; while too little of anything can leave you with low energy. Either scenario makes completing the run more challenging than it needs to be.

It’s a lot of trial and error. And it’s very personal. Continue reading “What should I eat before I run?”

Marathon Training: Week 6

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Marathon training is, not surprisingly, proving to be educational! Continue reading “Marathon Training: Week 6”

Running In the Dark

running in the darkAhhh, fall weather is upon us. Some might say it’s the perfect running weather.

But the days are shorter.

If you’re an early morning runner, that means it’s still dark when your feet hit the pavement. And if you’re an evening runner, the sun may have set before you even get off of work. No matter what time of day, depending on where you run, the dark can be, well, a little scary.

Here are some tips to help you feel safe when running in the dark. Continue reading “Running In the Dark”

Week 3 of Marathon Training: The Hills Are Alive

Shelley's DiaryThe hills are alive…just ask my calves, quads and glutes!

Hills played a large part in this week of marathon training. This was in part by design and in part due to my neighborhood geography! Continue reading “Week 3 of Marathon Training: The Hills Are Alive”

The ABC’s of Foam Rolling

abc's of foam rollingThe foam roller has been touted by runners as both friend and foe. And they seem harmless enough. Some of them resemble a short, fat swimming pool noodle, while others look a bit more ominous.

But what does it do? When and how should it be used?

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Week Two of Marathon Training

 

Week Two of Marathon Training

 

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Week Two of marathon training was much like Week One, with a side of adventure and surprise! Continue reading “Week Two of Marathon Training”

Marathon Training: Week One

Shelley's DiaryWell, here we go! Who would have believed, when I started running in 2012, that I’d ever want to run a marathon? Certainly not me. Not even after running my first half marathon, which had also seemed out of reach for me.

But this year, for whatever reason possessed me, I decided it was time to make the marathon a goal. I chose the California International Marathon in December for several reasons; not the least of which include the opportunity to train with some awesome running coaches, and with friends who are also running their first marathon.

So here we are, 3 months away, and already through the first official week of training. Here’s how Week 1 went.

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